Lava Glass Blowing Studio, Taupo

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Discover a captivating art form at Lava Glass Blowing Studio, a center dedicated to introducing visitors to the techniques of glassblowing. Watch artisans design and create pieces in the studio, and study the finished articles in the onsite gallery. The volcanic series of designs offers a particularly rich perspective on New Zealand's scenery and diverse landscapes, with colorful patterns and mystical shapes emulating the look and feel of the country. You can purchase these original pieces from an extensive range available in the onsite shop, as well as enjoying a light meal and freshly made cakes in the cafe. Plan to visit Lava Glass Blowing Studio and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Taupo attractions using our Taupo trip planning site .
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  • Thanks to one of our party of 5 purchasing something from the shop, we were allowed to stroll through the sculpture garden (normally $7.50 each). Very enjoyable, and amazed at the different things you...  more »
  • I think that this is a must stop in the area. I found the glass work to be very unique and beautiful. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and kind. The Lava Glass Garden is amazing and special,...  more »
  • There are a lot of pieces such as flowers made of pottery is a small cafe, but is interesting. Great place to take a cafe the price was a little high, but I think.
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  • Though cafe is expensive the glass blowing and the display garden is simply amazing. While trying to have a minimalist life now we love bringing visitors here to see the creative works and the gardens. Thank you for your talent displays.
  • Have always been my favourite place to go. So relaxing and calming to see all the artwork. The glass master was so friendly and approachable. Even better than their actual front staff. Been here at least 5 times and only get to meet the master on the last visit. Only if I have money. Will love to decorate my place with Huka Falls collection. #hukafallslover#
  • Definitely interesting to visit the glass blowing display. Glass products are beautiful to look at but really expensive. Understandably so given cost of production.
  • Great place to get a good insight into glass blowing. I was lucky enough to chat with the owners 1 on 1 and they explained the costs of running the ovens which is the main reason the glass art ends up costing so much.
  • Paid to watch glass making inside the workshop, quite interesting. Glass products are too expensive for the quality they produced. A small cafe inside the shop is quite cozy for a drink.

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